“Adam Lambert - why is this news?”

By Bob Zerull

I don’t watch music award shows anymore. They don’t recognize the genre of music that I like and they spend way too much time on genres that I am not all that fond of like country and hip hop. However, when I showed up for work last Monday all anybody could talk about was the Adam Lambert kiss at the American Music Awards and how disgusting it was. Sure enough, CNN and Fox News had it all over their entertainment section. Almost a week later and it’s one of the top stories at Google News.

My wife watches “American Idol” which means I either watch it or do something else. Who am I kidding? I watch it. Needless to say I was a fan of Adam Lambert on the show. Didn’t matter if he was gay, straight or both, if you can perform, you can perform, end of story. However, once “American Idol” was over, I knew that I wouldn’t pay attention to Lambert ever again. And then this happened.

So what happened? I didn’t see the performance, but from what I understand, he dragged a female dancer around by her ankles, had a dancer simulate oral sex on him and he kissed his male keyboard player. Who cares? If it were Motley Crue performing and they had women making out on stage and dancers simulating oral sex do you think it would have been a big deal? When Aerosmith won the lifetime achievement award at the American Music Awards earlier this decade, they wanted to censor the “Livin’ on the Edge” video where Tyler is naked holding himself. You know how they censored it? They put a picture of Tyler’s face putting a hot dog in his mouth on top of his private area, and we never heard a word about that.

Unfortunately, there’s a double standard. If it were Will Ferrell up there kissing Sacha Baron Cohen everybody would just think it’s funny. The fact that an openly gay guy kissed another guy makes it the most horrible thing ever. It really is a shame that we’re offended by this as a society. I don’t even understand why a celebrity coming out of the closet is news. Why do they even have to? Why do we care? Clay Aiken has come out of the closet, so who cares? That’s the equivalent of Michael Jordan announcing that he is black. Who cares?

For argument sake let’s just say it is wrong to be homosexual. I personally don’t believe that, but for my next point, let’s just say it is. Why are you even talking about this? Remember Marilyn Manson, or Eminem? Remember how offended everybody got by them? People were so offended that they’d protest outside of Manson and Eminem's concerts and go on TV and radio and protest their music, etc etc etc. Guess what, the two artists became larger than life because those that hated them wouldn’t shut up. Those offended by Adam Lambert’s performance are just giving him more and more attention. While they’re out there trying to hurt his feelings he’s gaining tons of fans because they’re curious to see what he’ll do next.

A word of advice, stop being so sheltered and close minded and if you have to be that way at least shut up. You’re not accomplishing anything. Even if you believe it is a sin to be homosexual, what’s the point in discriminating against them? Now you’re sinning too. If there is a God and those wacky beliefs turn out to be how God intended it, then let him deal with it. It’s not your job.


Bob Zerull is a frequent movie and concert goer who talks about his ventures to arenas and theaters more than any person should be allowed to do. Now, he puts them down on paper. Visit: www.cadaverchristmas.com. Email Bob at bob@zoiksonline.com.

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Anonymous said...

LUV,LUV,LUV, Your Article. How True. I definately feel the same. lol.

Anonymous said...

Why is this news? There is only one reason. Publicity. Adam Lambert knows it and his label and backers know it. They are in the market to make money, sell CD's and Adam was perfect for this type of thing--he loves being in the spotlight. Oh, mission accomplished on the publicity, but not enough to surpass Susan Boyle who is a genuinely likable person.

Anonymous said...

The guy needs to go back home to theatrics. And needs to work on that voice. Wasnt working so well for him at the

Anonymous said...

I totally agree!!! what the hell is with people?

Anonymous said...

if god created all people, he must have a reason why he created the homosexuals after all he created us for a reason! yes, i agree, let god deals with them.

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Anonymous said...

If the ONLY performance you've seen of Adam's was the AMA's, you're sorely missing out!! So he had ONE "off" night...give the guy a break!! Check out his performances on youtube...he's fricken AMAZING!!


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